Great site, I waste many work hours here during the week. This is my Malvern Star 5 Star track bike. The frame is from the early 60's, Reynolds 531tube set, Campy dropouts. I love the lug work, they're most likely English Haden. Funky crown on the fork. The Zeus headset and bottom bracket may or may not be original, they came with the frame.
It has a decal on the down tube that says Royal Star in the Malvern script. If anyone has info about this it would be most appreciated. Dave at Bike Works NYC (www.bikecult.com) thinks that Malvern & Royal are the same, I can't find any thing on the internet about it.
I haven't really ridden it yet, I just finished building it up last night. Parts include:
Brooks Swift saddle Paul Hubs laced to Velocity Fusion rims Mixed Campy Cranks (172.5) Pista on the drive side, Strada on the other Campy seat post Nitto Pearl stem Belleri drop bars Sugino 49 tooth chain ring Phil Wood 16 tooth cog Izumi Chain Benotto bar tape Speedplay Frogs (they don't really look right, but they ride well here in NYC)
Parts and help came from Bike Works, Track Star, Recycle a Bicycle and eBay. I off to ride my bike now. ￼￼￼￼￼
--- Jon Birdseye jmb@[nospam]gocougs.wsu.edu
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